GLENN LIGON

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Selected Monographs:

 

2016

Glenn Ligon: Negro Sunshine, published by Rat Hole Books, Tokyo, Japan, 2016

Ligon, Glenn, Housing in New York: A Brief History, published by MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, 2015

 

2015    

Ligon, Glenn, Glenn Ligon: A People on the Cover, published by Ridinghouse, London, UK, 2015
Bordowitz, Gregg, Alex Farquharson, Glenn Ligon, and Francesco Manacorda, Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, published by Tate Publishing, London, UK, 2015

2014    

Ratner, Megan, Glenn Ligon: Come Out, published by Ridinghouse, London, UK, 2014

 

2013    

Moran, Jason, Glenn Ligon: Neon, published by Luhring Augustine, New York, NY, 2013 

 

2011    

Rothkopf, Scott, Glenn Ligon: America, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2011
Ligon, Glenn, and Scott Rothkopf, eds., Yourself in the World, published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT and London, UK, 2011

 

2008    

Koestenbaum, Wayne, Glenn Ligon: Figure, published and organized by Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, 2008

 

2007    

Glenn Ligon: Unauthorized, published by Bill Hodges Gallery, New York, NY, 2007 

 

2005    

English, Darby, Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copleand and Glenn Ligon, Glenn Ligon: Some Changes, published by The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, 2005

 

2004    

Littman, Brett, Glenn Ligon: Circa 1971, ’72, or ’73, published by Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY, 2004
Gaines, Malik, Text Paintings 1990-2004, published by Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

 

2001    

Als, Hilton, and Glenn Ligon, Stranger, published by Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, 2001
Koestenbaum, Wayne, Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon, published by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2001

 

2000    

Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia, Currents 81: Glenn Ligon, published by Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, 2000 

 

1998    

Golden, Thelma, Patrick Murphy, and Richard Meyer, Glenn Ligon: Unbecoming, published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1998 
Arning, Bill, Glenn Ligon 98.1, published by ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Arts, San Antonio, TX, 1998

 

1997    

Garrels, Gary, and John S. Weber, Glenn Ligon: Day of Absence, published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1997
Glenn Ligon: Runaways, published by Samuel Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1997
Kotik, Charlotta, The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Drawings by Glenn Ligon, published by The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1997

 

1996    

Glenn Ligon: New Work, published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1996 

 

1995    

Glenn Ligon, published by Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 1995

 

1993    

Rosenzweig, Phyllis, Glenn Ligon: To Disembark, published by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D. C., 1993

 

1992    

Ligon, Glenn, Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap, published by Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY, 1992
Miller-Keller, Andrea, Glenn Ligon/Matrix 120, published by Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1992

 
Selected Catalogues and Publications:
 
2017
Manné, Jamie G., ed., and Jamin An, Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, published by The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, and Prestel, New York, NY, 2017, pp. 134 – 139 [ill.]
 
2016
Martin, Courtney J., ed., Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., New York, NY, 2016, pp. 162 – 169 [ill.]
Cornell, Lauren, and Tom Eccles, eds., Invisible Adversaries, published by CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2016
Evans, Dorinda, Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, Anne Collins Goodyear, Jonathan Frederick Walz, This Is a Portrait If I Say So, published by Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, and Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2016
Frantz, David Evans, Lucas Hilderbrand, and Kayleigh Perkov, Cock, Paper, Scissors, published by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA, and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY, 2016
 
2015
Hushka, Rock, and Jonathan David Katz, Art AIDS America, published by Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, and University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, 2015, pp. 219 – 220 [ill.]
Murray, Derek Conrad, Queering Post-Black Art: Artists Transforming African-American Identity After Civil Rights, published by I.B.Tauris, New York, NY, 2016 [ill., cover]
Hurst, Ellen, ed., Art in Embassies, published by United States Embassy, Madrid, Spain, 2015, pp. 48 – 49 [ill.]
Cozzi, Leslie, Clare Elliott, and Allegra Pesenti, Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, published by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, and Menil Collection, Houston, TX, 2015, pp. 18, 48 – 49, 68 [ill.]
Hochdörfer, Achim, David Joselit, and Manuela Ammer, eds., Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, published by Prestel, Munich, Germany, 2015
Beck, Chelsea, The Broad Collection, published by The Broad, Los Angeles, CA, and Prestel, New York, NY, 2015, pp. 2 – 3, 106 – 109 [ill.]
Blessing, Jennifer, Body of Art, published by Phaidon, London, UK, 2015, p. 221 [ill.]
Adjaye, David, Jeffrey Deitch, and Massimiliano Gioni, New Skin: Selections from the Tony Salame Collection, published by Skira Rizzoli, Milan, Italy, 2015
Fairbrother, Trevor, Katherine Hart, John T. Kirk, John O'Reilly, Michael R. Taylor, and James Tellin, Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, published by Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, 2015
Enwezor, Okwui, All the World's Futures: 56 International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, published by Marsilio Editori, Venice, Italy, 2015
Writers Respond: Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, published by Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2015
Miller, Dana, and Adam D. Weinberg, Whitney Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collection, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, and Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2015, pp. 231 – 232 [ill.]
Wolin, Joseph R., ed., Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, published by The Skylark Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Schwartz, Alexandra, Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, published by University of California Press, Oakland, CA, 2015
Baker, George, Ann Goldstein, Michael Maltzan, and Shaun Caley Regen, Regen Projects 25, published by Prestel, New York, NY, 2015
 
2014
Dexter, Emma, Björn Scherlippens, Vincent Verbist, and Walter Vanhaerents, Man in the Mirror, published by Lannoo Publishing, Tielt, Belgium, 2014
Powell, Richard J., and Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, published by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
Macel, Christine, ed., A History. Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980s Until Today, published by Centre Pompidou, Flammarion, Paris, France, 2014
Somos Libres II: Opere Dalla Collezione di Mario Testino, published by Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino, Italy and Rizzoli, New York, NY, 2014

2013
Copeland II, Huey Gene, Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America, published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL,  2013
Lord, Catherine and Richard Meyer. Art & Queer Culture, published by Phaidon, London, UK, 2013
Ligon, Glenn, ed. John Corbett. Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972, published by PictureBox, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
Raengo, Alessandra, On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value, published by Dartmouth College Press, Hanover, NH, 2013
Reimer, Karen and Hamza Walker, Black is, Black Ain't, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013
Gioni, Massimiliano, ed., NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star, published by New Museum, New York, NY, 2013

2012
Urbanelli, Elisa, ed., Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2012
Ligon, Glenn, "The Wire and the Blues," In Blues for Smoke, edited by Michelle Piranio, curator Bennett Simpson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Self Portrait, published by Rosendahls, Esbjerg, Denmark, 2012
Journal of Contemporary African Art, essay “Glenn Ligon’s America” by Susanna Newbury, published by Duke University Press, Durham NC, Fall 2012  
Burton, Joanna, Jeffrey Deitch, James Meyer, and Scott Rothkopf, The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol, published by Skira Rizzoli, New York, NY, July 2012 

2011
Birnbaum, Daniel, Connie Butler, Suzanne Cotter, Bice Curiger, Okwui Enwezor, Massimiliano Gioni, Bob Nickas, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Defining Contemporary Art - 25 years in 200 pivotal artworks, published by Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2011, pp. 92-93
Tieken, Nancy, Focus: The Figure, Art from the Logan Collection, published by Denver Art Museum on the occasion of the exhibition, Denver, CO, 2011, pp. 60-61
Wilson, Michael, ed., Contemporary Art in North America,  published by Black Dog Publishing, London, UK, 2011, pp. 96-99
Jones, Kellie, EyeMinded, published by Duke University Press, Durham, NC and London, UK, 2011, p. 309 [ill.]

2010
Katz, Jonathan D. and David C. Ward, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, published by Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C., 2010, [ill.]
Barrett, Terry, Making Art: Form and Meaning, published by McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2011, p 141 [ill.]
Cooke, Lynne and Douglas Crimp, Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices, 1970s to the Present, published by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2010
Desai, Dipti, Hamlin, Jessica & Mattson, Rachel, History as Art, Art as History, published by Routledge, New York, NY, 2010, p 10, 157 [ill.] 
Desire, published by the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, 2010, pp. 40-41 [ill.]
Scott, Darieck, Extravagant Abjection, published by New York University Press, New York, NY, 2010, [ill., cover]
 
2009
Hobbs, Robert, Glenn Ligon, Franklin Sirmans, and Michele Wallace, 30 Americans, published by Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, 2009

2008
The 7th Gwangju Biennale, published by Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea, 2008, pp. 216-219 [ill.]
Roberts, Rebbeca, MoMA: Highlights Since 1980, published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2008, p 67 [ill.]
Koestenbaum, Wayne, Glenn Ligon: Figure, published and organized by Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, 2008 [ill.]
Heartney, Eleanor, Art & Today, published by Phaidon, London, UK, 2008, pp. 226-7, 229 [ill.]


2007
Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, published by the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, 2007, p 317 [ill.]
Contemporary Drawings From an Alumna's Collection (Martin Yamin, Class of 1958), published by the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 2007, pp. 66, 67 [ill.]

2006
Ellipse Foundation: Contemporary Art Collection, published by Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais, Portugal, 2006, [ill.]
Richer, Francesca, and Matthew Rosenzweig, eds., No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists, published by D.A.P., New York, NY, 2006, pp. 220-1, [ill.]
Pedrosa , Adriano, Romance (a novel), published by Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006, pp. 40-1 [ill.]
Decter, Joshua, Dark Places, published by Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, 2006, p 11 [ill.]

2005
Mahon, Alyce, Eroticism & Art, published by Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2005, pp. 253-4 [ill.]
Kantor, Jordan, Drawing from the Modern, 1975 – 2005, published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, p 128 [ill.]
English, Darby, Wayne Baerwaldt, Huey Copleand and Glenn Ligon, Glenn Ligon: Some Changes, published by The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, 2005
Cassel Oliver, Valerie, and Franklin Sirmans, Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, published by The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, p 44 [ill.]
Baume, Nicholas, Getting Emotional, published by Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, MA, 2005, pp. 124 – 125 
Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Art Collections, published by the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, 2005, p. 26 [ill.]

2004
Nash, Mark, Experiments with Truth, published by The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2004, pp. 56-9 [ill.]
Dennison, L. & Spector, N., Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present, published by Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, p. 158 {ill.]
Grynsztejn, Madeleine, Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, 2004

2003
Ross, Lauren, Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms, 1983-2003, published by White Columns, New York, NY, 2003
Spector, Nancy, et al., Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections, published by Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2003
Tannenbaum, Judith and Marion Boulton Stroud, On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau, published by The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

2001
"The Autonomy of Color, and the Centerless World." Painting at the Edge of the World, published by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2001, pp. 93-112
Morsiani, Paola, Subject Plural: Crowds in Contemporary Art, published by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, 2001

2000
Decter, Joshua, Auto Werke, published by Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany with support by BMW Financial Services North America, [ill.]

1999
Negotiating Small Truths, essay "Glenn Ligon" by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, published by Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX, pp. 70-75 [ill.]
Life Cycles, essay "Memento Vivere," Published by Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany, 1999
English, Darby, Question Marks and Futures Already Alive: Glenn Ligon and Kara Walker, Together for the First Time, published by Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY, 1999

1998
Golden, Thelma, Patrick Murphy, and Richard Meyer, Glenn Ligon: Unbecoming, published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1998 [ill.]
Glenn Ligon 98.1, essay “Glenn Ligon” by Bill Arning, published by ArtPace, A Foundation for Contemporary Arts, San Antonio, TX, 1998

1997
Kotik, Charlotta, The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Drawings by Glenn Ligon, published by The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1997
Sobel, Dean and Ackerman, Marc J., Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, published by Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 1997
Future, Present, Past, essay “Artist Page” by Glenn Ligon, published by 47th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 1997

1996
Ross, David A., Tsai, Eugenie and Drucker, Joanna, Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1996
Snyder, Jill, In The Flesh, published by Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1996
Jurassic Technologies Revenant, essay "Embodiments" by Lynne Cooke, published by Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1996
Decter, Joshua, Screen, Videocassette, published by Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1996
Spahr, P. Andrew, Wolf, Tom and Storr, Robert, Community of Creativity: A Century of Mac Dowell Colony Artists, published by New England University Press, Hanover, NH, 1996
Wye, Deborah, Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980-1995, published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1996
Boxer: An Anthology of Writings on Boxing and Visual Culture, essay “Skin Tight” by Glenn Ligon, published by The Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK, 1996
Prospect '96, essay “Red Portfolio” by Glenn Ligon, published by Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996

1995
Bailey, David A. and Mercerf, Kobena, Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire, published by Institute of Contemporary Arts and Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK, 1995
XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, essay "African Diasporas: Glenn Ligon and Fortunato Lopes da Silva" by, Paulo Herkenhoff, published by XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil, 1995
Sobel, Dean, 25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, published by Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 1995
The Masculine Masquerade: Masculinity and Representation, essay “A Feast of Scraps” by Glenn Ligon, published by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1995, pp. 89-99 [Ill.]

1994
Castleberry, May and Jay, Ricky, The Magic Magic Book, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1994
Decter, Joshua, Don't Look Now, published by Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, 1994
Fairbrother, Trevor, The Label Show: Contemporary Art and the Museum, published by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, 1994
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1994
Krane, Susan, ed., Equal Rights and Justice published by High Museum of Art and the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, 1994
Transformers: The Art of Multiphrenia, essay "Transformation Aesthetics" by Ralphm Rugoff, published by Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1994
Dark O'Clock, essay "Em Baixo Do Pano, Tudo Pode Acontecer: Glenn Ligon's Snapshots” by Kendall Thomas, published by Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo and Plug In, Inc., Sao Paulo, Brazil and Winnipeg, Canada, 1994

1993
"What's White...?" 1993 Biennial Exhibition, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1993
Oliva, Achille Bonito, Krim, Mathilde, and Taylor, Elizabeth, Drawing the Line Against AIDS, published by American Association for AIDS Research, New York, NY, 1993
Schaffner, Ingrid, Simic, Charles, and Caws, Marianne, The Return of the "Cadavre Exquis”, published by The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 1993

1992
Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence, essay "The Pressure of Voices" by Michael Brenson, published by New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 1992
Colpitt, Frances and Plous, Phyllis, Knowledge: Aspects of Conceptual Art, published by University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, 1992
Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, essay "The Site of Memory", published by The South Bank Centre, London, UK, 1992
Rose, Bernice, Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawings, published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1992
Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, Mistaken Identities, published by University of California Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, 1992

1991
Armstrong, Richard, Hanhardt, John G., Marshall, Richard and Phillips, Lisa, 1991 Biennial Exhibition, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1991
Jones, Kellie and Sokolowski, Tom, Interrogating Identity, published by Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, NY, 1991

Selected Articles and Reviews:
 
2017
Trouillot, Terence. “Glenn Ligon’s Group Show ‘Blue Black’ Explores the Dramatic Tension of Race and Color in America.” Artnet News (August 24, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Green, Tyler. “No. 299: Glenn Ligon, Florine Stettheimer.” The Modern Art Notes Podcast (July 27, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Sargent, Antwaun. “The Many Shades of Glenn Ligon’s ‘Blue Black’.” Hyperallergic (July 23, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Ligon, Glenn. “Questionnaire: Glenn Ligon.” frieze (July 20, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Luckett, Kilolo. “Painting St. Louis Black and Blue.” CityLab (July 19, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Wilson, Calvin. “'Blue Black' at Pulitzer Arts Foundation offers unlimited possibilities.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch (June 9, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Ligon, Glenn. “Summer Reading.” Artforum (Summer 2017) p. 83 [ill.]
Thorpe, Vanessa. “From pop art to the present: the dreams that shaped America.” The Guardian (March 4, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Sheets, Hilarie M. “Where History and Friends Are Inspirations.” The New York Times (January 27, 2017) p. C18 [ill.]
 
2016
Sussman, Elisabeth. “Mission Statements: Elisabeth Sussman on the 1933 Whitney Biennial.” Artforum (Summer 2016) pp. 135 – 136 [ill.]
“Art: Glenn Ligon.” The New Yorker (March 28, 2016) p. 13
Cotter, Holland. “Looking Anew Through a Comic’s Lens.” The New York Times (January 22, 2016) pp. C19, C27 [ill., cover]
 
2015
Best, Stephen. “Come and Gone.” Small Axe (November 2015) pp. 186 – 204 [ill.]
Cooke, Lynn. “Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions.” Artforum (November 2015) pp. 29 – 295 [ill.]
Nelson, Solveig. “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.” Artforum (November 2015) pp. 298 – 299
Rosen, Miss. “Books | Glenn Ligon: A People on the Cover.” Crave (October 18, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Diehl, Travis. “Critics’ Picks: Glenn Ligon.” Artforum (October 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Sumpter, Helen. “Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions.” ArtReview Vol. 67 No. 6 (September 2015) p. 152 [ill.] 
Ligon, Glenn. “My 10 Favorite Books: Glenn Ligon.” The New York Times Style Magazine (August 28, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Grant, Simon. “Inside My Head: An Interview with Glenn Ligon.” Momus (August 14, 2015) [ill.] [online] 
Frank, Peter. “Going In: Glenn Ligon (March 14 – April 18).” Fabrik (Issue 28, 2015) pp. 110 – 111 [ill.]
Ligon, Glenn. “Notes on a Performance by Kellie Jones.” Triple Canopy (August 6, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Valentine, Victoria L. “Willie Cole, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall and Hank Willis Thomas Featured in Season 2 of Met Museum’s Artist Project.” Culture Type (June 23, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Ligon, Glenn. “The Rest is Silence: The Art of Agnes Martin.” Artforum (Summer 2015) p. 278 [ill.]
Russeth, Andrew. “World On Fire”. ARTnews (Summer 2015) pp. 102-106 [ill.]
Crow, Kelly. “Broad New World.” The Wall Street Journal Magazine (June 2015) p. 81 [ill.]
“Portraits of 21 Artists in the Broad’s Art Collection.” The Wall Street Journal (May 26, 2015) [ill.] [online]
“Initial Contemplations: Glenn Ligon’s For Comrades and Lovers.” The New School Free Press (May 12, 2015) [ill.] [online]
“Glenn Ligon Unveils “Comrades and Lovers” at The New School.” The New School News (May 6, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Hicklin, Aaron. “Last Chance To See Glenn Ligon at Regen Projects.” Out Magazine (April 16, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Forrest, Nicholas. “Glenn Ligon on His “Encounters and Collisions” in Nottingham.” Blouin Artinfo (April 10, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Waters, Florence. “Encounters and Collisions: Glenn Ligon looks back on history in his latest, exploratory exhibition.” Wallpaper* Magazine (April 7, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Patterson, Mark. “Art review: Glenn Ligon - Encounters and Collisions, Nottingham Contemporary.” Nottingham Post (April 7, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Farquharson, Alex. “Glenn Ligon: ‘My ideal museum’.” Christie’s (April 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Gorman, Rachel. “Barack Obama-endorsed artist Glenn Ligon opens 'personal museum' at Nottingham Contemporary.” Nottingham Post (April 2, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Knight, Christopher. “Review: Glenn Ligon explores race in America.” The Los Angeles Times (March 27, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Jefferson, Cord. “Making Black Lives Matter: A timely look at an urban police force’s track record in investigating black homicides.” Bookforum (February-March 2014) cover, pp. 9 [ill. cover]
Farago, Jason. “’Obama said to me: Oh yea, I have a set of your prints’.” The Guardian (February 4, 2015) pp. 16-18 [ill.]
Campbell, Andrianna. “Glenn Ligon.” Artforum (June 5, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Baumgardner, Julie. “In England, Glenn Ligon Brings Together the (American) Works that Have Influenced Him.” The New York Times Style Magazine (June 30, 2015) [ill.]
 
2014
Duguid, Hannah. "Glenn Ligon: When Barack Obama is Your Biggest Fan." The Independent (March 11, 2014) [ill.] [online]

2013
Gale, Nikita. “Q+A: Glenn Ligon Explores Sources, Influences, Racial Politics of His Text-Based Abstractions.” ArtsATL (January 7, 2013)
Ligon, Glenn. “Thomas is a Trip.” Artforum (November 2013) pp. 226 – 232

2012
Robinson, Gaile. “Glenn Ligon’s halftime show at the Modern.” Star-Telegram (February 11, 2012)
Sander, Bob Ray. “Artist Glenn Ligon uses inspiration from authors to create exhibit at Modern.” Star-Telegram (February 18, 2012)

2011
Taylor, Sue. “Representing Race.” Art In America (November 2011) p. 41-44
Knight, Christopher. “‘Glenn Ligon: America’ at LACMA.” The Los Angeles Times (October 25, 2011) p. D1
Pendleton, Adam. “Glenn Ligon and Adam Pendleton: Site of Engagement.” Flash Art (July – September 2011) pp. 84 – 88
Kurczynski, Karen. “Drawing Is the New Painting.” Art Journal (Spring 2011) pp. 92 - 110
Maltz-Leca, Leora. “Glenn Ligon.” Frieze (Summer 2011) p. 196 
Meyer, James. “Glenn Ligon.” Artforum (Summer 2011) pp. 390-393
Berwick, Carly. “Stranger in America.” Art in America (May 2011) pp. 120 – 131
Freedman, Alex. “Disembarking: Christina Knight on ‘Glenn Ligon: America.’” Art21 Blog (April 14, 2011)
Sheets, Hilarie M. “The Writing on the Wall.” ARTnews (April 2011) pp. 86 – 91
Gopnik, Blake. “Don’t Ask Him About Race.” Newsweek (March 28 & April 4, 2011) p. 78
Budick, Ariella. “Glenn Ligon, Whitney Museum, New York.” Financial Times (March 23, 2011)
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Unhidden Identitites.” The Newyorker (March 21, 2011) pp. 76 – 77 
Cotter, Holand. “Messages That Conduct an Electric Charge” The New York Times (March 11, 2011) pp. C19, C22 [ill.]
Vogel, Carol. “The Inside Story on Outsiderness.” The New York Times (February 27, 2011) p. AR1 [ill.]
Copeland, Huey. “Glenn Ligon and Other Runaway Subjects.” representations 113 (Winter 2011) pp. 73 – 110 

2010
Ligon, Glenn. “Kelly Walker’s Negro Problem.” Parkett No. 87 (2010) pp. 78 – 87
Lehrer- Graiwer, Sarah. “Glenn Ligon: Regen Projects.” Artforum XLVIII, No. 7 (March 2010) pp. 255 – 256 [ill.]
Campagnola, Sonia. “Glenn Ligon: Regen Projects- Los Angeles.” Flash Art Vol. XLIII, No 271 (March – April 2010) p. 117 [ill.]
Drogin, David. “Glenn Ligon Interview.” Museo Issue XIV (2010)
Thorne, Sam. “Afro Modern.” Frieze (April 2010) pp. 112 – 113 [ill.]
Row, D.K. “Beauty Amid the Upheaval.” The Oregonian (February 22, 2010) p. B4 – B5 

2009
Knight, Christopher. “Rage concealed yet in plain view.” The Los Angeles Times (December 25, 2009) pp. D20 – D21 [ill.]
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, “Artist’s White House vote,” The Los Angeles Times (December 11, 2009) pp. D, D16, D17 [ill.]
Vogel, Carol. “A Bold and Modern White House.” The New York Times (October 7, 2009) p. A13
Moran, Jason. “Glenn Ligon.” Interview Magazine (July 2009) pp. 82 – 85 [ill.]
Coburn, Tyler. “Glenn Ligon: I Am.” Art Review Issue 29 (January/February 2009) pp. 56 – 65 [ill.]
Ligon, Glenn. “To Miss New Orleans.” ArtForum (January 2009) pp. 168 – 171 [ill.]

2008
Cieply, Michael and Barnes, Brooks. “Art Fair as Outlet Mall at Art Basel Miami Beach.” New York Times (December 6, 2008) pp. C1, C8 [ill.]
Copeland, Huey. “The Blackness of Blackness.” ArtForum (October 2008) pp. 151 – 154 [ill.]
Davies, Jon. “The Living Ghosts of US History.” Xtra (September 11, 2008)
Goddard, Peter. “Films Future Gets the Silent Treatment.” TheStar.com (September 13, 2008)

2007
Knight, Christopher. "Around The Galleries: Stencil Work a Nod to Richard Pryor." (November 30, 2007) p. E30 [ill.]
Machida, Nico. “Degrees of Enchantment.” artslant.com (November 4, 2007) [ill.]
Jentleson, Katherine. “Los Angeles: Black Humor.” Art + Auction (October 2007) p. 60 [ill.]
Ligon, Glenn. “My Felix.” Artforum (Summer 2007) pp. 125 – 128 [ill.]
Koestenbaum, Wayne and Glenn Ligon. “Hotel Blues.” Modern Painters (May 2007) pp. 72 – 79 [ill.]
Nichols, Matthew Guy. “Ligon's Color Theory.” Art In America (March 2007) pp. 154 – 159, 189 [ill.]

2006
Smith, Roberta. “Menace, Glitter and Rock in Visions of Dystopia.” The New York Times (December 29, 2006) pp. B37, B42 [ill.]
Stocchi, Francesco. “Glenn Ligon: Thomas Dane.” Artforum.com (November 3, 2006) [ill.]
Meyer, Richard. “Light It Up, or How Glenn Ligon Got Over.” Artforum (May 2006) pp. 240 – 247 [ill., cover]
Bezzubov, Sasha. “In the Studio: Glenn Ligon.” Art + Auction (January 2006) pp. 40 – 44 [ill.]

2005
Lynn, Victoria. “Glenn Ligon.” ArtReview (October / November 2005) p. 126 [ill.] 
Sandals, Leah. “Glenn Ligon.” Flash Art (October 2005) pp. 126 – 7  [ill.]
Milroy, Sarah. “Black on White: and Brilliant All Over.” Globe and Mail (July 5, 2005) p. R1 [ill.]
Goddard, Peter. “More Thought than Shock.” Toronto Star (June 30, 2005) p. G5 [ill.]
Demos, T.J. "'Experiments with Truth'." Artforum (February 2005) p. 167
Jana, Reena. “Self-Portrait as Stevie Wonder.” Art on Paper (January/February 2005) pp. 38 – 9 [ill.]

2004
Knight, Christopher. “Around The Galleries: The canvas speaks volumes.” The Los Angeles Times (October 8, 2004) p. E20
Ligon, Glenn. “David Hammons and the Poetics of Emptiness.” Artforum (September 2004) pp. 242 – 249 [ill.]
Woodward, Richard B. “Battleground Art Revisiting the Culture Wars in Cincinnati.” The New York Times (September 5, 2004) p. 24, AR
Pollack, Barbara. “What Lies Beneath.” Time Out NY (January 1 – 8, 2004) p. 52 [ill.]
Pollack, Barbara. “Glenn Ligon at D’Amelio Terras.” Art in America. (May 2004) pp. 153 – 154 [ill.]
Burton, Johanna. “Glenn Ligon: D’Amelio Terras.” Artforum (March 2004) p. 184 [ill.]

2003
“Glenn Ligon.” The New Yorker (December 22 & 29, 2003) p. 34
Cotter, Holland. “Cameras As Accomplices, Helping Race Divide America Against Itself.” The New York Times (December 19, 2003) p. E37 [ill.]
Firmin, Sandra. “Review.” Art Papers (November – December 2003) pp. 48 – 49 [ill.]
Gopnik, Blake. “Art and Race, Making a Memorable Appearance.” The Washington Post (April 6, 2003) p. G1 [ill.]
Mirapaul, Matthew. "Artists Cast a Wary but Interested Eye on the Web." The New York Times (March 31, 2003) p. E4

2001
Schwabsky, Barry. “Glenn Ligon.” Artforum (October 2001)
Honigman, Ana. "Glenn Ligon." Flash Art (July – September 2001) p. 121
Morgan, Robert C. "Glenn Ligon."  Tema Celeste (Summer 2001) p. 90
Foret, Claire. "Glenn Ligon's Full Up and Byron Kim's Emptied Out."  NY Arts Magazine (June 2001) p. 79
Firstenberg, Lauri. "Neo-Archival and Textual Strategies: An Interview with Glenn Ligon." Art Journal (Spring 2001) pp. 42 – 47
“Glenn Ligon.” The New Yorker (May 28, 2001) p. 25
Smith, Roberta. “Glenn Ligon.” The New York Times (May 18, 2001) p. E30
Smith, Roberta. "Glenn Ligon – Colored." The New York Times (May 11, 2001) p. E35

1998
Koestenbaum, Wayne. “Best of 1998.”  Artforum (December 1998) pp. 100 – 101 
Cotter, Holland. “Stories About Race, Politics, and Himself.” The New York Times (February 1, 1998) pp. 48 – 49 [ill.]

1997
Haye, Christian. “Sweet Nothings.” Frieze (September – October 1997) p. 81
Meyer, Richard. “Glenn Ligon: The Limits of Visibility.” Art + Text (August – October 1997) pp. 32 – 35
Ligon, Glenn. “Study for Frankenstein #1 (Study #2).” New Observations (Spring 1997)
Schwabsky, Barry. “Glenn Ligon, Brooklyn Museum.” Artforum (January 1997)

1996
Izdat, Sam.  “Glenn Ligon.” Poliester (Winter 1996 – 97)
Cotter, Holland. “The Evidence of Things Not Seen: Drawings by Glenn Ligon.” The New York Times (October 18, 1996)
Gaines, Charles. “Hotter Than July.” Art + Text (October 1996) p. 84
Tate, Greg. “Bring the Word.” Village Voice (September 17, 1996)
Davies, Suzanne and Lynne Cooke. “The Biennale Explained.” Art Monthly (September 1996) pp. 7 – 9 
Conner, Kimberly Rae. “To Disembark: The Slave Narrative Tradition.” African American Review (May 1996) pp. 35 – 57 
Colby, Joy Hakanson. “Ligon's 'autobiography' packs a powerful punch.”  Detroit News (April 18, 1996)
Green, Roger. “Metaphor, Meaning in Slave Symbols.” Ann Arbor News (April 27, 1996)
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Screenery.” Village Voice (February 13, 1996) p. 77
Smith, Roberta. “Screen.” The New York Times (February 2, 1996)
Aukeman, Anastasia. “Glenn Ligon at Max Protetch.” Art in America (February 1996)
Schwendener, Martha. “Glenn Ligon, Max Protetch.” Flash Art (January – February 1996)

1995
Thorson, Alice. “Boxes of Blackness.” Kansas City Star (December 10, 1995)
“Glenn Ligon.” The New York Times (November 3, 1995)
Burchard, Hank. “Angry Voices, Angry Times, So-So Art.” Washington Post (October 20, 1995) p. 60
“Choices.” Village Voice (October 18, 1995)
Levin, Kim. “Art Short List.” Village Voice (October 18, 1995)
Halle, Howard. “Glenn Ligon, Photos and Notes.” Time Out New York (October 18 – 25, 1995)
Brody, Jackie. “Glenn Ligon, Skin Tight (1995).” Print Collector's (September – October 1995)
McQuaid, Cate.  “Boxed In: Glenn Ligon talks about Ali, Tyson, and O.J.” Boston Phoenix (September 15, 1995)
Masterson, Piers. “Boxer.” Art Monthly (September 1995) pp. 34 – 35 
Craddock, Sacha. “Around the Galleries.” Times (August 8, 1995)
Sladen, Mark. “Black on Black.” Art Monthly (July – August 1995) pp. 13 – 15
“Glenn Ligon.” The New Yorker (July 31, 1995)
Kent, Sarah. “Body Politic.” Time Out London (May 24 – 31, 1995) p. 49
Muschamp, Herbert. “If They Built a Memorial to the War in the Streets.” “Memorial” by Glenn Ligon. New York Times Sunday Magazine (April 9, 1995)
Nusbaum, Eliot. “Ligon Show Spotlights Art's 'Human Toll.’” Des Moines Register (January 29, 1995)
Cork, Richard. “Bigotry Trounced in Show of Wit.” Times of London (1995)
De Brugerolle, Marie. “Get the Picture?.” Document (1995)

1994
Ligon, Glenn. “Narratives.” Yale Journal of Criticism (Summer 1994)
Ligon, Glenn. “Artist Page.” Publicsfear (Summer 1994)
Ligon, Glenn. “Artist Page.” Documents (Summer 1994)
Sundell, Margaret. “On Passing.” Documents (Summer 1994)
Converse, Elizabeth. “Possible Identities.” Artweek (May 19, 1994) pp. 24 – 25 
McEvilley, Thomas. “Dream Singers, Story Tellers.” Artforum (March 1994)
Ligon, Glenn. “Artist Page.” Bomb (February 1994)
“Glenn Ligon, Narratives (1993),” The Print Collector's Newsletter    (January – February, 1994) p. 226

1993
Pagel, David. “'Everyday' Art.” The Los Angeles Times (December 30, 1993)
“Smart Stuff Of One Self.” The Washington Post (November 26, 1993) p. 73
Lewis, Jo Ann. “Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Young Black Man.” The Washington Post (November 14, 1993)
Myles, Eileen. “Prints of Words.” The Print Collector's Newsletter (September – October 1993) pp. 132 – 135
“A 24-Hour-a-Day Show on Gaudy, Bawdy 42nd Street.” The New York Times (July 30, 1993)
Smith, Roberta. “A 24-Hour-a-Day Show on Gaudy, Bawdy 42nd Street.” The New York Times (July 30, 1993)
Hagen, Charles. “When All of New York Is a Gallery to Browse.” The New York Times (June 13, 1993)
Rugoff, Ralph. “Panic in the Tower: Who's Afraid of the Whitney.” LA Weekly (May 7, 1993)
Myers, Terry R. “Never Yell 'Fire!' in a Crowded Whitney Biennial.” New Art Examiner (May 1993)
Cottingham, Laura. “The Pleasure Principal.” Frieze (May 1993)
“Glenn Ligon, Untitled (Two White/Two Black) (1992).” Print Collector's Newsletter (March – April, 1993)
Smith, Roberta. “At the Whitney, a Biennial with a Social Conscience.” The New York Times (March 5, 1993)

1992
Johnson, Ken. “Glenn Ligon at Max Protetch Gallery.” Art in America (November 1992) p. 131
“Ligon.” Interview with Matrix 120. The Wadsworth Atheneum Bulletin (Autumn 1992)
McNally, Owen. “Beyond Black and White.” Hartford Courant (August 31, 1992)
“Choices.” Village Voice (August 11, 1992)
Aletti, Vince. “Choices.” Village Voice (May 26, 1992)
Gillick, Liam. “Doubletake.” Art Monthly (March 1992) p. 14 – 15 
Alemayehu, Louis, Susan Robeson, David Mura, Don Belton, Nancy Roth, Sal Salerno, and Patrice Koelsch. “Feature.” Artpaper  (February 1992) pp. 13 – 15 
Knight, Christopher. “An Ambitious Collection of Conceptualism.” The Los Angeles Times (January 11,1992)

1991
Conley, Kevin. “The Painted Word.” Departures (December 1991 – January 1992)
Harrison, Helen. “Skin Pigmentation as a Determinant of Attitudes.” The New York Times (December 1, 1991)
Suznobu, Yoshi. “The Art of Quotation.” Marie Claire (Japanese edition) (September 1991)
Temin, Christine. “Interrogating Identity': The View from 'Outside.'” Boston Globe (August 13, 1991)
“The Art of Questioning Identity.” Boston Globe (August 4, 1991)
Larson, Kay. “Interrogating Identity.” New York Magazine (July 29, 1991) p. 50
Smith, Roberta. “‘Lack of Location is My Location’,” The New York Times (June 16, 1991) [ill.]
Nesbitt, Lois. “Interrogating Identity.” Artforum (Summer 1991) p. 115
“Choices.” Village Voice (June 18, 1991)
“Lack of Location is My Location.” The New York Times (June 16, 1991)
Harris, Patty. “Artists and 'Minority Identity.'” Downtown (May 29, 1991) pp. 22 - 23A
“Interrogating Identity.” The New York Times (May 17, 1991)
“Interrogating Identity.” The New Yorker (April 29, 1991)
“A Shock to the System.” New York Magazine (April 29, 1991)
Kimmelman, Michael. “At the Whitney, a Biennial That's Eager to Please.” The New York Times (April 19, 1991)
“Choices.” Village Voice (April 16, 1991)
Ligon, Glenn. “Profiles.” Third Text (Spring 1991)
Ligon, Glenn. “Insert.” Parkett (1991)

1990
Faust, Gretchen. “Review.” Arts (December 1990)